128 South Audio Production

Hand-crafted Audio Work
Saint Petersburg FL US

Academy of Ballet Arts, Inc.

2914 1st Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Akiko Kotani

Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

Saint Petersburg 33731 FL US

Alan Venable

Writer For Hire
Saint Petersburg FL US

Alex McKnight, Photographer

AM Photo, Inc. & Archiva Images
FL US

Alison Curtis

Saint Petersburg FL US

Alli Arnold

Saint Petersburg FL US

Alvarez Photo

150 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Amandine Drouet

Saint Petersburg FL US

American Stage Theater Company

163 3rd Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Ana Maria Vasquez

Saint Petersburg FL US

Angela Bond

Saint Petersburg FL US

Anna Broshears

Saint Petersburg FL US

April Hartley

Saint Petersburg FL US

Art by Anna Ayres

Saint Petersburg FL US

Art For Art

2734 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

ARTicles ~ Leslie Curran Gallery

1431 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing

1445 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ArtLofts at Florida CraftArt

10 5th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT)

1111 18th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ARTZ 4 Life Academy

1751 Kings Highway
Clearwater 33755 FL US

Atelier

2380 6th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Barter Boat

Saint Petersburg FL US

Bask – Ales Bask Hostomsky

Saint Petersburg FL US

Bella Designs Studio – Teresa Mandala

Saint Petersburg FL US

Beth Kokol

515 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Beth Warmath

BeW
Clearwater FL US

Bill Castleman Fine Art

Seashore paintings
Saint Petersburg FL US

Bill Kelsey

Saint Petersburg FL US

Board Silly Productions

Theatre and Workshops in a Box
3545 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Bonnie Agan

Actor - Voice Actor
Saint Petersburg FL US

Bregladyartist

Saint Petersburg FL US

Brick Street Clay Studio

400 23rd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Carol Hess Fine Art

Saint Petersburg FL US

Carole Shelton

Works of Art in Jewelry
635 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Carrie Jadus

Saint Petersburg FL US

Cass Womack

Production Artist, Murals, Illustration and Chalk Artist.
Tampa FL US

Catherine Woods – C Glass Studio

297 20th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

Cecilia Lueza

FL US

Charles Parkhill

Charlie Parker Pottery

2724 6th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Chihuly Collection

Permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly
720 Central Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Chizzy – Chad Mize

Saint Petersburg FL US

Chris Peter

Saint Petersburg FL US

Christina Lembo

Saint Petersburg FL US

Clay Center of St Petersburg

2010 1st Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

COLORStPete Art Studio

2215 6th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Coralette Damme / The Crafty Hag

Saint Petersburg FL US

Craftsman House Gallery Cafe Pottery Studio

2955 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Craig Alexander

Saint Petersburg FL US

Creative Clay / Good Folk Gallery

Creative Soul

2425 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Curated Craft and Art Gallery and Classroom

Everything is handmade, or redone in our studio and classroom
Saint Petersburg FL US

CyberCraft Robots

Robot Scuptures you will Covet
2955 Central Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

D YaeL Kelley

Fine Arts Painter
2955 Central Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

D-Gallerie

Where Art Meets Affordability
203 1st Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

DAAS

info@artist-daas.com
Seminole FL US

Dalí Museum

Unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali art works
1 Dali Boulevard
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Daniel “R5” Barojas

Saint Petersburg FL US

David Calvin Furniture Studio

Custom Furniture and Accessories
2222 16th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

David Manson

composer, music contractor, trombonist, band leader, educator
Saint Petersburg FL US

Davidson Fine Art

Gallery, Custom Framing & Printing, Art Supply Store
2036 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Davidson Fine Art and Zebra Color Lab

2036 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Dazzio Art Experience

512 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Deanna Mathews Kilbourne

Saint Petersburg FL US

Derek Donnelly

Don Silvestri

Representational artist
222 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Dorothy Sabean

Saint Petersburg FL US

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

The Art of our Rich History and Vibrant Present
2240 9th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Duncan McClellan

Blown Glass Artist
2342 Emerson Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Duncan McClellan Gallery

2342 Emerson Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Elizabeth Barenis

Saint Petersburg FL US

EMIT

EMIT - adventurous music presenter
Saint Petersburg FL US

EnergyWebs™ Studio

5135 109th Way North
Saint Petersburg 33708 FL US

Eugenie Bondurant

Actor - Teacher - Voice Actor
Saint Petersburg FL US

Evan Neidich

Saint Petersburg FL US

First Night St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg FL US

Florida CraftArt

501 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Florida Holocaust Museum

Works of art, historical materials and current events
55 5th Street South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Florida Orchestra Musicians Association

FOMA

Florida Society of Goldsmiths

719 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Fourward Glass

611 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

7019 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33710 FL US

Frederick “Rootman” Woods

freeFall Theatre

6099 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33710 FL US

From Mayan Hands

2006 2nd Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Funktion House

562 25th Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Galleries On The Go

Brokering Art Spaces in Public Places
FL US

Geoffrey Baris

Saint Petersburg FL US

Gina Coccaro

Metal Sculpture
Saint Petersburg FL US

Glenyse Thompson Creative

Watermedia Artist
Saint Petersburg FL US

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics

2401 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Graphi-ko Gallery

669 Central Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Learning through creativity, play and exploration
1925 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33704 FL US

Green Street Mosaics

Custom Glass Mosaics for the Home
Saint Petersburg FL US

H & G Solutions Stained Glass

2267 6th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

H. Lovelyn Bettison

Saint Petersburg FL US

Herb Snitzer Photography

4619 Alcazar Way South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

I AM LOY

Saint Petersburg FL US

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  • Grant for Traveling Interactive Public Art in Pinellas County
    June 20, 2018
    Deadline: August 17

    In 2017, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners set aside BP settlement funds for an innovative, traveling public art project.

    Creative Pinellas is accepting applications from artists and artist teams to create original public art that serves as a community-building project with a focus on interactivity and active engagement. The work will be transported to and installed at various locations around Pinellas County over a minimum of two years.

    The spirit of this project is to foster community through by transforming and activating public places. By bringing interactive art to the community, we encourage our residents to have a personal experience with the art. In doing so, we aspire to create a legacy of communal participation and ownership across Pinellas County.

    Applications are open to Pinellas County resident artists. The budget is $325,000 all-inclusive.

    Details and an online application are available here.
  • Call for Experienced Mural Artists in Clearwater
    June 19, 2018
    Application Deadline:  July 9

    The city of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency, in partnership with the Clearwater Public Art and Design Board and the Downtown Development Board, is seeking experienced mural artists with a strong point of view and the ability to create complex, engaging designs, to paint a series of murals on public and private properties throughout downtown Clearwater.

    This is the first large-scale mural project in downtown Clearwater, and will help set the tone for future public art projects.

    Selected artists will be notified by Friday, July 20, 2018.

    Murals must be completed by January 31, 2019.

    The budget for each mural will range from $5,000 – $20,000 depending on the size and complexity of the artwork.

    Details and the link to an online application are at myclearwaterparks.com/programs/arts-culture/call-to-artists.
  • Summer Film Intensive for Filmmakers Ages 14-18
    June 19, 2018
    The Sunscreen Film Festival is offering their annual 3-week filmmaking intensive July 9-27 at The Studio@620 in downtown St. Petersburg.

    The Sunscreen Summer Film Camp is open to filmmakers ages 14-18.

    Week One
    This is a five-day intensive on writing and producing movies.

    Students will pick an area of concentration from either acting, directing or screenwriting, but many of the activities are with the group as a whole. Film-making is the world’s most collaborative art form.

    Weeks Two and Three – Making Movies
    MovieCampers will work to produce the scripts developed during Week One.

    Weeks Two and Three will follow the same path as the two-week session of the past nine years, but the campers will be armed with a week of skill preparation.

    The completed films will be shown at a Sunscreen Film Camp Festival on the last day of camp, July 27th. In addition the movies produced at camp will be shown at the Sunscreen Film Festival in 2019.

    Thanks to the St Petersburg Arts Alliance, a number of scholarships are available to St. Petersburg residents. Details are at sunscreenfilmfestival.com/film-camp-summer-2018.

    Details about the program and the link to register online are available on the same page.
  • Call for Artwork on Architecture
    June 19, 2018
    Application Deadline: July 12

    GalleryAIA of the American Institute for Architects in Ybor City invites local artists to submit their work for consideration in the “Terrains” exhibit on July 27.

    This is a show about architecture’s relationship with nature, artificial landscapes and borders. 2D and 3D work is welcome, in any media.

    Compile one PDF document that best represent your work and send via email to dawn@aiatampabay.com along with your name, phone number and a brief description of what your work represents. PDF file, max. 5 pages and 5 megabytes in size.

    Selected pieces will receive notification via email by July 18.

    Details are here.
  • Auditions for Othello at Jobsite Theatre
    June 19, 2018
    Jobsite Theatre in downtown Tampa is holding auditions for Othello, onstage January 9 – February 3, 2019.

    In addition to the role of Othello we are looking for 8-11 other performers for all other roles in the show. We will consider actors of any gender, gender identity or expression for these roles, and we strongly encourage performers with disabilities and/or performers of color to audition for all roles.

    Participation in Tampa Unified Auditions on June 30 is encouraged. Video auditions are also possible.

    Details are at jobsitetheater.org/othello-casting.
  • Applications Open for Art Harvest Dunedin
    June 18, 2018
    Application Deadline:  July 20

    Applications are open for artist booths at the 55th Annual Art Harvest, coming up November 3-4 in Dunedin.

    The festival is looking for artists working in ceramics, digital art, fibers, glass, graphics,  jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil and acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolors and wood.

    Details and an online application are here.

    -Jurying Process: Sunday, July 22 - Saturday, August 04, 2018
    Notifications sent via E-Mail: Saturday, August 11, 2018
    -Deadline to Accept Invitation/Purchase Booth Saturday, September 08, 2018
    -Booth Assignments Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018
    -Artist Check-in and Set Up: Friday, November 02, 2018-- Beginning at 1:00 pm
    -Art Harvest Show: Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4 from 10 am – 5 pm
  • Applications Open for Duncan McClellan Glass Residency
    June 18, 2018
    Deadline: July 15

    Duncan McClellan Glass's DMG School Project is accepting applications for 2 one-month-long glass residencies.

    The residencies will take place on the DMG Complex in St Petersburg. Ideally, these two “Artists in Residence” have worked together or are willing to work together both individually and collaboratively.

    Residency includes:

    • One Month residency in September 2018

    • Shared lodging included during residency

    • 24-hour access to St Pete Hot Glass studio and cold shop. This includes up to 20 hours of glory hole usage and up to 125 pounds of furnace glass per artist, per week. 

    • $1000 stipend per artist

    • Exhibition in October 2018 featuring new residency work at the Duncan McClellan Gallery.

    • Professional photography of exhibition

    •Mentorship by Duncan McClellan on the business aspects of being a successful artist. This includes how to effectively market your work, and cultivating collectors.


    Interested artists should submit images of current works, a CV, an artist statement and a letter of intent no later than July 15 to both duncan@dmglass.com and lauren@dmgschoolproject.org.

    For more information on DMG School Project, see dmgschoolproject.org.
  • Call for Outdoor Sculptures in Orlando
    June 18, 2018
    Deadline: August 5

    Artists are invited to submit work - existing or conceptual - for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition. This is an outdoor display in downtown Orlando at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.), where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.

    Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures.

    Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One of the four sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.

    NEW THIS YEAR: The theme of “Diversitastic!” has been added to this year’s exhibition. We welcome large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures and religions. The theme supports the inaugural FusionFest, November 24 & 25, a free, two-day celebration in downtown Orlando, supported by Orange County Government.

    Selection Criteria: The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness and durability.

    Images of finished works and conceptual drawings can be submitted. If the proposed project is not a finished work, artists need to provide information to assure the Selection Panel of what it will look like and that it will be completed and installed as designed.

    Honorarium: Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation and housing costs.

    Details and an online application are available here.
  • Call for Immersive Holiday Designs at the MFA
    June 18, 2018
    Application Deadline:  July 22

    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg invites artists from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Manatee, Pasco and Sarasota counties to propose the design for an artistic holiday display in the Great Hall based on the theme of harmony. 

    Please also consider the Great Hall in its entirety for an immersive design in keeping with the theme of harmony.

    The Museum will provide a stipend of $10,000 to cover artist fee and fabrication costs.

    Artists working in any medium are invited to apply as long as the design remains within the fabrication budget and all ornaments and decorative elements created hang safely on the Holiday Tree, which measures approximately 14 feet high by 6 feet across.

    Application requirements and a diagram of the space are available at mfastpete.org/event/deck-the-great-hall-2018-call-to-artists.
  • Screenwriting Intensive
    June 17, 2018
    Award-winning filmmaker Bandar Albuliwi, winner of the creative promise award at the Tribeca Film Festival, will be holding an 8 Week Screenwriting Intensive this fall.

    If interested, please email StPetersburgFilmmakingWorkshop@gmail.com to reserve your spot, as space is limited.

    September 3 - November 5, 2018

    Classes meet twice a week in downtown St. Petersburg, Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-9:50 pm.

    $2,000 (payment plans available)
  • Artists & Makers Business Bootcamp
    June 13, 2018
    The Arts Council of Hillsborough County is hosting an Artists & Makers Bootcamp on Saturday, August 11 from 9-3 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center at 2101 E. Palm Avenue in Tampa.

    This is an intensive program focused on providing actionable, step-by-step strategies for artists and makers who want to grow strong, sustainable businesses.

    Topics include:

    Making Work that Sells

    Create a body of work in a cohesive signature style, and use smart strategies to build in collectability, and repeat sales. Understand trends, create in multiple formats, spread your product offerings, and add value to your work. How to leverage your portfolio, and scale your small business.

    Creative Marketing Strategies

    This presentation will transform how you approach marketing. How to understand your target customer and build a compelling message to reach them. Traditional and new marketing methods, with creative and unusual examples. How to start a marketing calendar, get publicity, design email marketing campaigns, press kits and more.

    Pricing for Profit

    Incorrectly pricing your work can bankrupt your business. This critical session will help you get a handle on expenses and use the correct pricing formula to grow your creative business. What defines “profit” and why is it essential? Learn how to add value to your work. This talk is in two parts: pricing for wholesale/retail and pricing for fine artists.

    How to Sell Your Work Online

    Online sales of art and handmade goods are growing every day. This presentation addresses the many options to sell work online, including Print on Demand, online galleries, and more. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made in online selling; how to give the best presentation and increase sales.

    Tuition is $60 and includes lunch.

    Details and an online registration form are at tampaarts.org/artists-makers-bootcamp-professional-development-for-creatives.
  • Mascot Design for the James Museum
    June 7, 2018
    Deadline: August 30

    The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is accepting proposals to help in the creation of a museum mascot based on the horse found in William R. Leigh’s painting called Tidbits.

    We are looking for a likeness of the horse. This might be a painting or a graphic image.

    The likeness of Tidbits should include the whole horse. It may be a ¾ look as in the painting, straight-on as Tidbits looks at the audience, or a profile that includes a side view with all four legs.

    Tidbits should be realistic, lifelike and fun. When visitors see the painting in the gallery they should recognize Tidbits as the museum mascot.

    Handy and a reliable friend to the cowboy, Tidbits has distinct features: 4 white socks, a white nose, a painted tail, warm eyes with a tint of blue and an underbelly that is white with brown spots like an Appaloosa. Tidbits does not talk. Probably no saddle or reins, but Tidbits does needs a blanket and a halter.

    Tidbits will be used in advertising for education programs, on a sticker, as a soft plush puppet, a stuffed animal and eventually Tidbits will be put in motion on our website.

    Eligibility: Artists and students from the Tampa Bay area are invited to submit proposals

    Entry fee: $10 (checks only, payable to the James Museum)

    Size of entries: Not to exceed 18" x 18”

    Medium: Acrylic, oil, pastel and oil pastel on paper or board. Vector or raster graphic images will be accepted.

    Award: The winning artist will be awarded $500. Winner will be announced September 15, 2018.

    Please mail or drop off entries and fee to:

    Marsha Quinn The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Museum 150 Central Ave St Petersburg FL 33701

    Questions: marsha.quinn@thejamesmuseum.org or 727.892.4200 ext. 1016
  • Public Art Project in Bradenton
    June 7, 2018
    Deadline: July 16

    Realize Bradenton is seeking a visual artist for the design of a public art postcard for downtown Bradenton that interprets the history and vibrancy of the Village of the Arts.

    Artist design fee is $3,000

    To learn more about the opportunity and how to apply, visit: realizebradenton.com/rfq_vota.

    Questions can be directed to Jodi Carroll at: manager@realizebradenton.com.
  • Grants for Artists Ages 15-18
    June 7, 2018
    Deadline: October 12

    The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists ages 15-18 or grades 10-12 with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts.

    To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2018 Prize cycle, which offers support in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.

    All YoungArts Winners are exposed to professional and educational opportunities, including the chance to work with and learn from renowned artists in their fields, and are eligible to participate in one of YoungArts' annual regional programs in Miami, Los Angeles or New York, space permitting.

    YoungArts also offers young artists a strong professional network of more than twenty thousand alumni, as well as ongoing professional guidance and the opportunity to perform and exhibit their work at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York), Sotheby’s (New York), and the New World Center (Miami).

    Each year, hundreds of students are selected as national winners and receive grants of up to $10,000 each, as well as the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, attend master classes and workshops with internationally renowned artists, and participate in interdisciplinary activities, performances and exhibitions.

    There is a $35 non-refundable application fee per category, and fee waivers are available on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States or one of its territories and be between the ages of 15 and 18 (or in grades 10-12). International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa also are eligible to apply. YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis provided the applicant's birth date is within ninety days of the application date.

    Details and an online application are at youngarts.org/apply.

    - Courtesy of Philanthropy News Digest.


  • Classes at the Leepa-Rattner
    June 7, 2018
    The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs offers an array of visual art classes.

    Step Up Your Snapshots: A Basic Guide to Taking Better Photos, with Sharon Swallwood - June 8 & 15

    Drawing with Pen and Ink, with Patricia Miller - Saturdays June 9-July 14

    Creating with Polymer Clay (ages 8-12), with Dianna Holden - sessions in June and July

    Serendipitous Saturday (ages 14+), open studio art with Nina Rivera - August 4 from 1-3:30 pm

    Details on all these classes are available here.
  • Call to Artists: The Art of Architecture
    June 7, 2018
    Deadline: July 13 at 5 pm

    The Studio@620 in downtown St. Petersburg is launching a 13-month programming arc focusing on the interplay of Art & Architecture.

    To mark the opening of this series The Studio will host an exhibition that centers around the theme of "The Art of Architecture". This juried small group exhibition will be on display August 6-25.

    While 2D artworks (all media including photography) are preferred, a small number of 3D artworks may be considered for inclusion in this show.

    Artwork submitted must adhere to the stated architectural theme in some way. There is a $25 entry fee to apply. All exhibited artwork must be for sale, not previously exhibited at The Studio@620 and completed within the last 3 years.

    Please review these dates and deadlines. Your submission implicates willingness and ability to comply with posted schedule. Please do not enter work for consideration if you cannot meet these dates.

    NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Notifications to selected artists will be sent via email no later than Friday July 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
  • Residencies in Dance, Fiction and Visual Arts
    June 7, 2018
    Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach is accepting applications for residencies with visiting master artists.

    Residency dates: February 17-March 9, 2019
    Application Deadline: September 16

    Choreographer Deborah Hay
    Fiction writer Bonnie Jo Campbell
    Visual artist Catherine Opie

    Details and an online application are at: atlanticcenterforthearts.org/residencies/about-the-master-artist-in-residence-program
  • Education Director at Imagine Museum
    June 5, 2018
    Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg is seeking a full-time Education Director.

    This position is responsible for providing creative and strategic leadership to oversee all aspects of the education program at the Imagine Museum. The Education Director will be responsible for creating an Education Division for this new Museum, and will oversee faculty and staff hiring as the program grows.

    Imagine Museum focuses on Contemporary American Studio Glass.

    Complete details are here.
  • Grants for Touring Musicians
    June 5, 2018
    Deadline for Traditional Music: June 8
    Deadline for Jazz and Blues: September 30

    Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds is a project of South Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    South Arts logo

    American Sounds introduces Southern jazz, blues and traditional musicians and music to presenters from around the world, with the goal of increasing international touring opportunities for artists.

    These festival and concert programmers are immersed in performances, history and conversations about our region’s quintessentially American music – traditional/folk, Native American, jazz, blues, Gospel, zydeco, country, bluegrass and more.
    South Arts is seeking artists/ensembles who wish to be considered for participation. Working with our artistic advisors, we will select a mix of recommended and self-nominated artists for showcasing and other opportunities, including professional development in the area of international touring.

    Generally, artists to be considered for this program should:
    • Have multi-state or some national touring experience
    • Be at a point to consider undertaking international touring, but have no or limited prior international touring
    • Reside in one of South Arts’ states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee)
    • Perform jazz, blues, or traditional music forms from the region
    Complete details are at southarts.org/touring-arts/padamerican-sounds.

    An online application form is available here.
  • Educational Puppeteers Needed - Training Provided
    June 5, 2018
    Champions for Children in Tampa is looking for Educational Puppeteers to participate in Child Abuse Prevention and Bullying Prevention programs at elementary schools in Hillsborough County.

    This part-time position runs from mid-August through early June in connection with the school year.

    During training, the schedule will be 20 hours/week, 15 contact hrs, plus 1 hour of script memorization.

    Monday-Friday when performing, shows which may be scheduled anytime between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.

    We will train, no prior puppetry experience necessary.

    Details are available here.
  • Open Call for Artwork on Sugar
    June 4, 2018
    Deadline: June 24

    Libertine Contemporary Fine Art in downtown St. Pete has issued an open call to artists on the theme of, “Sugar.”

    Jurors are interested in seeing each artist’s perspective on the theme and how they develop these interpretations of the word.

    ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS:
    • Submit entry to info@libertinefineart.com with Email Title Subject: CALL TO ART SUBMISSION
    • Each entrant is allotted up to 5 image submissions.
    • All images must be in .jpg format and titled. LASTNAME_TITLE 
    • Work must be ready to be hung with proper hanging hardware.
    • All 2D mediums accepted 
    • Size: All work must be 36”x36” or under. -Each application must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 made through CashApp to $LibertineFineArt or call 727-324-6730 to pay via phone between the hours of 11- 5PM Monday-Friday. All applicants must pay entry fee to have artwork reviewed. 
    • Work accepted must be available for sale and will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold. 
    NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified of acceptance or decline no later than Thursday June 28. Notifications will be made via email.

    DROFF OFF DATE: Tuesday July 10 between the hours of 11:00-4:00 PM

    OPENING EXHIBITION PARTY: Saturday July 14 5:00-9:00 PM at Libertine Contemporary Fine Art Gallery 200 Central Avenue Suite 111, St. Petersburg FL 33701 (Entrance on 1st Ave S & 2nd St S.)
  • Assistant Technical Director at American Stage
    June 4, 2018
    Application Deadline:  July 10

    American Stage in downtown St. Pete is hiring an Assistant Technical Director. This is a full-time position with benefits.

    This position will assist the Technical Director in all areas of the preparation, assembly, installation and strike of American Stage productions and projects.

    Details and requirements are here.
  • Fall Docent Training at The Dalí Museum
    June 4, 2018
    The next Docent Training Program at the Salvador Dalí Museum in downtown St. Pete is slated for Fall 2018.

    The Docent Program is at the heart of the Dalí Museum’s educational mission. Adult docents enroll in a 21-week training program (roughly the equivalent of a 3 credit university-level course) that consists of weekly three-hour lectures, three written tests, and a final mini-tour examination.

    There is a $150 dollar fee for the program plus a $100 deposit. After completion of initial training, docents are required to conduct six tours to receive a return of deposit.

    In addition to this initial training period, there is ongoing training for docents including curatorial walk-throughs of new exhibitions, refresher classes and advanced seminars.

    Docents are responsible for developing their own tours and are encouraged to develop a repertoire of tours for specific audiences and special interest groups.

    An online application is available at thedali.org/join-and-give/get-involved/become-docent.
  • Submissions Open for the Peter Meinke Prize in Poetry
    May 29, 2018
    Submission Window: June 15-30, or until 200 manuscripts are received

    YellowJacket Press announces the 2018 Peter Meinke Prize for a poetry chapbook and expands the Florida contest to a national competition.

    YellowJacket Press established the Peter Meinke Prize in 2011. Long considered a Florida treasure, Peter Meinke, Poet Laureate of Florida, has mentored and supported thousands of poets as director of the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for over 20 years, through graduate workshops and through community-based writing programs. He's the author of over a dozen poetry, fiction and nonfiction books. In 2009, Meinke was appointed the first ever Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg. He was appointed Florida’s Poet Laureate in 2015.

    This contest honors Meinke’s enduring work and generous contributions to the writers and literary landscape of Florida.

    Until this year, the contest was only open to Florida poets. Now it is open to any U.S. citizen.

    GUIDELINES:

    Poetry manuscripts should include 18-20 pages of poetry, title page, table of contents and acknowledgments and be no longer than 24 pages total.

    Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

    We are a small, volunteer staff and must limit the amount of submissions we can consider. Submissions are open between June 15 and June 30 midnight or until we reach 200 submissions.

    All submissions are through Submittable. Mailed and emailed submissions will not be considered.

    The submissions portal will open at 9AM EST on June 15. To submit go to yellowjacketpress.org/contests.

    The contest fee is $12. The winner of this year’s contest will be announced by September 10, and will receive $500, 50 copies of the book, and will be invited to read with other YJP poets in October at the Other Words Conference in Tampa.

    All entrants may request a copy of the winning book.

    The mission of YellowJacket Press is to support emerging and established poets in Florida (and now the U.S.) with an annual chapbook contest, chapbook publications, and public readings. YellowJacket Press creates a means for poets to share and promote their work, and nurtures a sense of community among poets and audiences across the state.

    For more information about YellowJacket Press check the website at yellowjacketpress.org, the YJP Facebook page or contact yellowjacketpress@gmail.com.
  • Call to Professional and Student Artists: Embracing Our Differences
    May 29, 2018
    DEADLINE: October 15

    Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.

    Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. One way we accomplish this is through our annual international art exhibition in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.

    This juried exhibit consists of 45 billboard-size images. Each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme, “Enriching Lives Through Diversity and Inclusion.”

    Winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 to be directed to their school’s art program.

    The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique. In 2017, 212,000 people visited the exhibition—bringing the total amount of visitors to 2.5 million since 2004.

    The 2019 exhibit will be displayed from January 19 through March 14, 2019, in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.

    Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition.

    Submission requirements and past winning entries are available at embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art.

    Direct link to “Submit Art” page is at embracingourdifferences.org/call-for-artists.

    Direct link to the Submittable.com online submission page is at embracingourdifferences.submittable.com/submit/28650.
  • Call for Public Art on STEAM
    May 29, 2018
    Submission Deadline: June 30

    The University of West Florida in Pensacola invites artists to submit letters of interest and qualifications, along with project renderings, to be considered for the commission of permanent sculptures to be installed on the campus.

    The call is open to all professional artists or teams of artists. Artists may propose a single installation or a series. The artworks will be maintained and owned by the University of West Florida.

    Conceptual Theme: The Potential of STEAM

    The University is increasingly foregrounding interaction between colleges and disciplines, and the commissioned sculptures will be a visual component of these initiatives.

    General objectives of the project are to highlight the potential for collaboration across disciplines, to visually (or otherwise) link the science and art buildings on campus (across the road from one another) and to stimulate thinking on transdisciplinary work.

    Questions/Concepts to Consider
    • Transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary integration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
    • Is it possible to rise above merely illustrating a design and practice? We seek projects that will integrate the disciplines.
    • How does transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary practice further creativity and awareness?
    • How can the production of this project and a resultant sculpture directly and compellingly engage in interdisciplinary issues?
    • Projects that actively engage interdisciplinary practice in design, installation, etc. and projects that continue to operate as a locus for hybrids of disciplines.
    • Any other concept that explores transdisciplinary practice.
    The call to artists is open to a range of ways in which this might be addressed. Some areas that might be of interest include perception, geometry in art and reverence (sacred geometry, the golden ratio), color and the sensory, eco-art and the local longleaf pine (see E.O. Wilson, Half-Earth Project, 175-79), the sublime, sound/silence, nature and memory, optics and the use of light (including natural light), the will of nature/the will of humans, among others.

    Total Funding: $500,000 for up to six installations.

    Complete details and site maps are at : uwf.edu/cfpa/call-for-public-art
  • Prodigy Turn Up Dance Battle - For Dancers Ages 6-18
    May 29, 2018
    Children and youth ages six to 18 are invited to compete for prizes in the Sixth Annual Prodigy Turn Up Dance Battle.

    Solo and group battles will be held, as well as an All Styles Event. The event is free.

    Saturday, June 30
    - Registration 11 a.m. to 12 p.m,  Dance Battle 12 to 4 p.m.

    University Area Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa FL 33613

    Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/DanceBattleReg.

    Questions can be answered by calling Mike Trepper at 813.558.5212 ext. 313 or by emailing Mike.Trepper@UACDC.org.

    Celebrating its 20th year of serving the community, University Area Community Development Corporation offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs such as Prodigy Cultural Arts, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about University Area CDC, visit uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.
  • Program Administrator - Hillsborough County Arts Council
    May 29, 2018
    Application Deadline:  June 30

    The Program Administrator for the Cultural Assets Commission is responsible for implementing and managing all aspects of the Cultural Assets Commission grants program for the Hillsborough County Arts Council.

    As this is a new program, the Program Administrator will play a key role in utilizing existing Hillsborough County procedures to facilitate the organization of the Commission in the start-up phase and will serve going forward as the primary liaison to the Commission.

    The Program Administrator will plan and implement a fundraising strategy for the Cultural Assets Commission and oversee all marketing and public relations initiatives.

    This is an unclassified, exempt, full-time position that reports to the Executive Director of the Arts Council.

      Qualifications
    • Five years of experience in project management which must have included contracts, grants and resource development.
    • Experience in managing grant programs
    • Experience working with donor database programs

    Complete details and an online application are available here.
  • Visitor Experience and Engagement Representative - Tampa Museum of Art
    May 29, 2018
    The Tampa Museum of Art in downtown Tampa is seeking a Visitor Experience & Engagement Representative. This is a part-time position, 20-25 hours per week.

    This position plays a significant role in providing a memorable experience for all people who visit the Museum.

    Superior customer service is provided to every visitor, every day, with every interaction. The role will engage every visitor with education and entertainment to facilitate a passion and interest in the Museum's exhibitions and programs.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reception and Customer Service
    • Greet visitors in a friendly, welcoming manner and provide visitor assistance throughout the museum Provide general museum information including, but not limited to, museum admission prices, hours of operation, and membership information
    • Assist groups with getting oriented to the museum for their tour and school visit
    • Assist in handling visitor issues that include, but are not limited to, way finding and lost and found
    • Proactively engage visitors with entertaining and educational conversations and interactions in areas that include, but are not limited to, art, activities, exhibits, and interactive programming
    • Engage a large and varied audience of visitors in understanding exhibits by demonstrating programs, storytelling, and interactive discussions
    • Answer phones and transfer calls
    • Point of Sale Cashiering & Information/Reception Desk Clerk
    • Provide general and specific information
    • Open and close the Front Desk
    • Process point-of-sale general and membership admissions, membership applications, donations, and education registration transactions. Follow safe cash handling procedures, close & balance drawer at end of day, process end-of-day financial report. Document database transactions and forward to Database Manager. Assist with mailings, data entry and other administrative tasks as assigned
    Safety & Security
    • Patrol assigned museum facilities to protect the exhibits, property and artifacts from theft, violence or vandalism
    • Report any irregular or suspicious activities
    • Use desktop computer to electronically control employee and non-employee building access, prepare logs and reports as assigned
    • Decisively respond to assigned calls for service, emergency situations and critical incidents occurring during shift in accordance with established training. Report and file complete and comprehensive incident reports.
    REQUIREMENTS
    • Roving, standing and walking lobby and galleries will be required
    • Some light lifting, 20 pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 1 – 3 years prior customer service experience
    • Energetic, outgoing and friendly personality. Must work enthusiastically, respectfully, and professionally with a diverse group of audiences and possess a passion for helping people discover and explore
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to work weekends, evening hours or holidays is required
    • Point of Sale experience preferred
    Please send letters of interest and current resumes to:

    Elaine Mendez Hall, Executive Assistant, Tampa Museum of Art, Cornelia Corbett Center, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, Florida 33602.

    Or email: Elaine.mendez.hall@tampamuseum.org.
  • Grant Writer at the Florida Holocaust Museum
    May 27, 2018
     The Florida Holocaust Museum seeks an enthusiastic and dynamic Grant Writer who will be responsible for developing and writing winning grant proposals designed to secure funding from public institutions, private foundations, corporations and other grant-making entities to support and implement all aspects of the Museum’s program.

    This is a part-time position with the possibility of full-time employment.

    The Grant Writer will possess exemplary writing and communication skills and will persuasively convey The FHM’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this person will develop strategies, craft narratives, assemble and submit grant requests (including budgets), conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and reporting deadlines as well as creating and overseeing the necessary tracking systems and procedures.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Conduct the full range of activities required to conceptualize, write, submit and manage grant proposals
    • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals and reports
    • Liaise with finance, curatorial, visitor services, etc. to collect relevant financial, program, attendance and audience detail to create budgets and compelling collateral
    • Comply with all grant reporting requirements
    • Provide stewardship to current supporters by providing regular updates and giving key stakeholders opportunities to engage with leadership
    • Research prospects for new grant support
    • Assist with stewardship and recognition of institutional supporters
    • Coordinate site visits for program officers and appointments for the Executive Director and the Director of Advancement with foundation leadership, as necessary
    • Maintain records in database and in paper format, including grant tracking and reporting
    • Maintain current and accurate list of institutional credit lines for print, website, donor wall and other collateral materials
    • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
      REQUIREMENTS:

    The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.  Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential. Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly-organized and have impeccable discretion with regard to confidential information.

    The Museum seeks a self-starter who is able to meet deadlines, work collaboratively and manage several projects at once. The ideal candidate will also have:
    • 2-5 years of relevant work experience
    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to seek and synthesize information in a compelling and succinct form
    • A solid understanding of budgets, as they relate to proposal and grant procurement
    • A strong understanding of the development process and nature of foundation philanthropy
    • Familiarity with Arts and Culture funders
    • Proficiency with the Internet and computer software, specifically Microsoft Office.  Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.
    Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

    To apply:  Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: hrmanager@thefhm.org

    No phone calls or faxes, please.

      About The Florida Holocaust Museum:

    The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocide. One of only three American Alliance of Museum (AAM) accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum boasts an outstanding collection of contemporary visual art as well as the largest Holocaust research library in the Southeastern United States. Its permanent exhibition highlights the artifacts, photographs, documents and testimonies of Holocaust Survivors and Liberators who came to settle in Florida.
  • International Artzine Prize for Abstract, Figurative and Urban Art
    May 21, 2018
    Deadline:  August 31

    The Artzine Art Prize aims to uncover and showcase the best artistic talent from around the world, and to support brilliant artists who are defining our perception of what contemporary art is today.

    With a prize pool of €8000, Artzine is calling talented artists to submit their artworks in the categories of Abstract Art, Figurative Art and Urban Art.

    Submissions are open to all members of the international arts community, and prize entry is free of charge.

    Members of the public are also invited to take part by voting in the People’s Choice award, which will commence on June 11.

    Artzine is an art marketplace where collectors can discover and purchase original works from emerging and established international artists. The website aims to proffer a positive change in the art world by putting the power in the hands of the artists, and providing meaningful opportunities and access to buyers around the world through a modern platform that blends aesthetic taste with cutting edge technology.

    Entry details are available on the Artzine website at: artzine.com/prize-2018.
  • Administrative and Engagement Positions Open at the Glazer Children's Museum
    May 16, 2018
    The Glazer Children's Museum in downtown Tampa has the following positions open:
    • Chief Financial Officer (full-time)
    • Member and Volunteer Manager (full-time)
    • Assistant Teacher: Summer Camp Imagination (part-time)
    • Playologist (part-time)
    • Birthday Party Coordinator (full-time)
    • Events Specialist (part-time)
    • Environmentalist (part-time)
    • Guest Services Associate (part-time)
    Details on all these positions can be found at glazermuseum.org/jobs.
  • Operations Director at The Florida Holocaust Museum
    May 15, 2018
    The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg seeks an experienced Operations Director who will be responsible for the oversight of the the Museum's Buildings and Grounds, Security, Information Technology and Front of House departments.

    The Operations Director will be responsible for the overall fiscal management of each department. This position is responsible for the management of contracts with outside vendors and service providers associated with structure maintenance, IT and operations including janitorial, fire detection and protection, elevators, HVAC, security, audio/visual, electrical and mechanical. The Operations Director collaborates with museum’s leadership team individually and as a group to ensure the operational priorities are aligned with the directives of the Museum Director and Board of Directors.

    For detailed job responsibilities and requirements, and application instructions, please visit flholocaustmuseum.org/about/employment.

    About The Florida Holocaust Museum:

    The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocide. One of only three American Alliance of Museum (AAM) accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum boasts an outstanding collection of contemporary visual art as well as the largest Holocaust research library in the Southeastern United States. Its permanent exhibition highlights the artifacts, photographs, documents and testimonies of Holocaust Survivors and Liberators who came to settle in Florida. Please visit thefhm.org for more information about the Museum and its programs.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Annual Call to Artists
    May 8, 2018
    Deadline:  September 7

    Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning announce the seventh annual Open Call to Artists.

    During the first six years of the program, we were honored to display 250 pieces of locally-created art throughout the building, for our 1.5 million annual visitors to admire.

    All the artwork is for sale, with proceeds going directly to the artist.

    We are looking for artwork to display in the 2018-2019 season and invite all emerging and established Tampa Bay artists to submit original artwork.

    The exhibit’s goal is to display images that embrace and celebrate the greater Tampa Bay community, and that can help the Arena reflect the vibrancy of the area. Images that creatively weave in Lightning hockey are a welcomed addition.

    A jury of representatives from the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dalí Museum and the Ringling Museum will select the pieces for display on our IOA Suite Level.  Artists will be notified by September 24, if accepted into the exhibition.

    In addition to being displayed in the building, there is the opportunity to win a cash prize.  The top three overall ranked artworks, as scored by the judges, will receive cash prizes of $1,000 each. Honorable mentions ranked in the top 10 will receive $250 each and the top three pieces from the youth category (ages 13-18 years old) will also receive $250.

    Selected artists will be invited to a reception this Fall at the unveiling.

    Please visit tampabaylightning.com/art to find information about the exhibition rules, jury, size requirements and an online application.
  • Manager - Neel Performing Arts Center
    May 3, 2018
    The Manatee-Sarasota branch of the State College of Florida is seeking a Manager for the Neel Performing Arts Center in Bradenton.

    This position oversees the Neel Performing Arts Center, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, facility maintenance, coordinating events and overall management of facility operations.

    Since 1966, the Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties, hosting college and community events.

    Remodeled in 1999, the auditorium features a 65- by 40- foot stage, seating for 837 and the Elizabeth M. Eaton Memorial Pipe Organ, a 50-rank, 3-manual instrument built by master craftsman Charles McManis.

    Located on the west side of the building is the new David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, home of Studio 84 Productions, the SCF student theatre company.

    Details on this position and an online application are available here.

  • Logo Design Contest for Shore Acres
    April 17, 2018
    Deadline:  July 31 at 5 p.m.

    The Shore Acres Civic Association, Inc. (SACA) is hosting a contest for logo design for the Shore Acres neighborhood of North St. Petersburg.

    The selected artist will create the logo for a community of approximately 2200 homes and receive a $750 award.

    Shore Acres is a safe, coastal, boating, family-friendly and caring community with beautiful wildlife and sunsets set in an eclectic gathering of homes.

    Logo Requirements:
    1. The logo should be eye-catching, but professional.
    2. The logo must say somewhere on it “Shore Acres.”
    3. It must also look good in color and in black & white.
    4. The logo will be used on our new recreation center, public signs, T-shirts, website, letterhead.

    The following are rules and guidelines for the contest:

    1. The contest is free to enter and open to the public with no age limit or restrictions. If you are under the age of 18 years and selected as the winner, you and your guardian will need to release the work of art to SACA.
    2. Submissions should provide a clean logo (jpg or EPS format) in at least 300 dpi.
    3. Unless you are selected as the winner, all works of art will remain the property of the author. By submitting the work of art to SACA, you give SACA an unrestricted license to reproduce the work for purposes of this contest, promoting the contest and providing a historical collection of the works displayed during the contest.
    4. The selected winner must release all rights of the work to SACA prior to receiving any prize money. If rights are not transferred, the second-place winner will be selected.
    5. SACA will display its current logo as a potential winner of the logo contest.
    6. SACA reserves the right to determine how and when the winner will be selected. SACA estimates that a winner will be selected by September 30.
    7. SACA reserves the right to change these rules, including deadlines to submit entries.
    8. Logos must not contain any copyrighted material. If selected, you must sign an acknowledgment that your logo does not contain copyrighted materials.
    9. We will notify all finalists of the logo party and encourage participants to attend.

    Email submissions to david.delrahim@gmail.com.
  • Call for Interactive and Visual Artists
    April 9, 2018
    Application Deadline:  July 13

    The City of Largo is looking for interactive and visual artists to exhibit their art at their Annual Art in the Park event.

    This is a free event, held September 8 in Largo Central Park.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Grants for Student Artists
    March 27, 2018
    FUNDING FUTURES 
    STUDENT ARTS OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM

    Talented students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors or visual artists are often faced with financial need that prevents them from pursuing a career in an artistic field after school or during the summer.

    A small grant award can make a world of difference to a student who otherwise would not have the chance to succeed in his or her arts field.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to supporting young talent, just as we support ACE, Arts for a Complete Education, for Pinellas County arts education in public schools.

    Who is eligible: Any artist 10-18 in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts and voice.   Students must be residents of Pinellas County.  Funds are awarded to arts program organizations located in St. Petersburg only.  Funds may be used for:
    • Tuition for summer arts programs
    • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
    • Dance shoes, music books and arts supplies
    • Individual instruction or adult master class tuition
    How it Works
    Individuals may nominate students for an after-school, weekend or summer program using our Funding Futures application.  Non-profit organizations may nominate students as well for their programs.

    We ask that you nominate students with financial need who could not otherwise participate in the program. 

    For an application and more information, please email ace@stpeteartsalliance.org.

    You Can Donate to Funding Futures Funding Futures is supported 100% by donations.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has awarded over $10,000 to 16 students in our first year.  Help make a difference in a child's life.  Donate today HERE.
  • Part-Time Positions at Florida Studio Theatre
    March 13, 2018
    Florida Studio Theatre is continuously looking for enthusiastic, creative and dedicated people for backstage crew, wait staff, box office associates, teaching associates and many other hourly positions.

    To be considered for any position, please email your resume and completed application to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator at jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org.

    Click here to download the application.

    If you have any other questions, please contact James Ashford at (941) 366-9017 or  jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org

    Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.
  • Performing Artists Wanted at Sarasota's Art Ovation Hotel
    March 13, 2018
    Sarasota’s new Art Ovation Hotel is always looking for talent: musicians, musical theater performers, jugglers, theater artists, dancers and more.

    If you are interested in performing at the Art Ovation Hotel in downtown Sarasota, please contact Lisa DiFranza, Cultural Curator: ldifranza@artovationhotel.com.

    We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Volunteers Needed at American Stage
    February 19, 2018
    Love Theatre? Want to talk about it? Join American Stage’s Neighborhood Theatre Ambassadors.

    American Stage, Tampa Bay's longest-running professional theatre company, is seeking outgoing individuals to join our Neighborhood Theatre Ambassador team. Theatre Ambassadors help us by:
    • Spreading the word about our exciting programs.
    • Connecting with local businesses to build relationships (distribute posters, flyers and donation requests.)
    • Engaging with the community to share the love of American Stage
    This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your community while supporting the arts.

    The schedule and location is flexible and based on your availability. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the show you are promoting.

    American Stage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and volunteering with us counts as community service as recognized by most high schools, colleges and many employers as well as scholarship programs such as the Bright Futures.

    Some requirements:
    - You will need to provide your own transportation
    - There will be plenty of walking involved
    - Some lifting (as much paperwork and posters as you are comfortable carrying, up to 25 lbs)
    - Smiling : )

    Contact American Stage Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Cherry, at volunteer@americanstage.org for more information about how to join our volunteer family.

    Please add volunteer@americanstage to your email contacts to ensure delivery. If you don’t hear back from us within a week of submitting please check your "Junk/Spam" folder.
  • Free Classes in Online Sales & Promotion from Creative Pinellas
    February 18, 2018
    Need help promoting your events? Have questions about e-commerce and selling your work online? Hope to grow your social media following?

    You can get your questions answered at the Creative Pinellas Digital Media & Marketing Lab, at their beautiful home office in Largo's Botanical Gardens.

    Open the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9am-noon, the lab is staffed with experts in the fields of social media, IT, graphic design and other useful areas.

    Come for the whole session, or simply drop in to have your questions answered. Experienced facilitators are on hand to help.

    These sessions are free. An online link to register is here - creative-pinellas-workshop.ticketleap.com/digital-media-lab/
  • Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities
    January 14, 2018

    Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities. . .






    CaFÉ

    While you may know this website for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards.

    Search through the listings at no cost for details on applying, including entry deadline, fees and eligibility.


    Artist Opportunity Monthly

    AOM offers a free monthly opportunity list: AOMFree.

    All you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile.


    ArtDeadline.com

    "The largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.”
    This website costs a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can browse many grants for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.


    The Art Guide

    This website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering a grant.

    The list is updated daily.
  • 2018 Grants for Visual Artists
    January 14, 2018
    Take a look at these exciting grant opportunities for visual artists, now taking applications.

    You'll find a detailed list and this year's expected deadlines here.
  • Classes for Creative Business Owners
    January 12, 2018
    The Greenhouse in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Grant Writing, Government Contracting, Business Financing, Business Startup Basics, How to Research and Write a Business Plan, Bookkeeping, Cooperative Businesses, Website Marketing, Estimating and Bidding, Crowdfunding and more.

    Check their course schedule at  gh.stpetegreenhouse.org/events.
  • Elementary and Middle School Art Teachers Needed
    December 5, 2017
    The Hillsborough County Public School district is looking for qualified applicants for elementary and middle school art positions.

    Qualifications are not limited to those with education degrees. Applicants with significant personal or professional art experience but no degree in education, will be guided through our district’s Alternative Certification Program and Education Induction Program.

    Current district vacancies can be found at the following link: https://www.applitrack.com/sdhc/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1&AppliTrackPostingSearch=title%3Aart%20&AppliTrackZipRadius=5&AppliTrackSort=type&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail

    This is an ongoing opportunity.

    For more information, Contact Erin Saladino, Art Ed Supervisor, K-12, e-mail erin.saladino@sdhc.k12.fl.us, telephone (813) 272-4803, visit http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us
  • Working and Coworking Space for Nonprofits
    November 15, 2017
    Creative Pinellas, our amazing countywide arts organization, moved their operations to the beautiful grounds of the former Gulf Coast Museum in Largo. They are now able to offer affordable office space to arts and culture nonprofits in Pinellas County, and are currently accepting applications. The Creative Pinellas Arts Business Incubator offers: - Private Offices and Coworking space - WiFi - Conference Room - Classroom - Mailroom and resource center - Mentoring - Training - Workshops and other business support Creative Pinellas aims to build a vibrant, collaborative arts and cultural community that supports participants' development, growth and success and that can act as a magnet and support system for the arts in Pinellas County. Rent for offices start at $135 per month. Rent for coworking space is $38 per month. Details and an online application are here:  http://creativepinellas.org/incubator/ Further details are here.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    June 1, 2017
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete always has room for new volunteers, and welcomes students.

    If you're part of a community group, the Morean is glad to talk with you about your organization volunteering.

    You can also apply to become a Docent at the Chihuly Collection.

    Complete details on all their volunteer opportunities are here.
  • Ongoing Resources for Artists
    February 21, 2017
    Explore these sites for professional development, funding ideas, arts advocacy, sources for health insurance and more.

    Americans For The Arts

    American Artists

    Art Place:  Creative Placemaking

    Creative Capital

    Creative Pinellas

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Philanthropy Foundation

       
  • Call for Volunteers: St Pete Store & Visitors Center
    September 29, 2016
    Are you in love with our beautiful city? Are you interested in sharing this with others in a fun and professional environment?
    The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center is looking for a few good people to help our visitors and locals find their way to great activities, restaurants, museums and attractions in St. Petersburg.
    Please contact shemans@stpete.com if you are interested!
  • Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk
    May 29, 2016
    Volunteers are needed to serve as Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk every month. It's a fun and festive evening when galleries and studios stay open late and celebrate the arts in St. Petersburg.

    Volunteers take 2-hour shifts (from 5-7 and from 7-9) riding the trolley, answering questions, providing information about St. Petersburg's five arts districts and helping keep the trolleys "on track.”

    Contact: info@stpeteartsalliance.org.  Volunteers receive a $25 gift card.
  • Call to Artists: Public Art in Sarasota
    May 1, 2016
    Deadline for submissions: June 5 A Call to Artists is underway for the creation of an original landmark sculpture to be placed at a future roundabout at Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota, to become part of the City’s permanent public art collection. Artists with a proven track record of creating significant outdoor public art commissions that can withstand the Florida elements are encouraged to apply. The piece should be  free standing. Complement the Orange Avenue/Ringling Boulevard roundabout location. Require minimal maintenance (no water features). Must be an original design. Can be appreciated from a distance (does not draw people toward it). Must not exceed 20 feet in height. Must not display messages or contain signs, flashing lights etc. The project budget cannot exceed $150,000.  Installation: November 2017. Specific details about the project, including the application process and selection process are posted at www.CallForEntry.org.  
  • Call to Artists: St Augustine Art Festival
    April 29, 2016
    Application deadline: Monday, June 6 http://www.staugustineartfestival.com/onlineapplication.html The St Augustine Art Association has issued a call to artists to participate in the 7th annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition July 23 through August 28. This fine art, juried exhibit features 2-D and 3-D original work depicting the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Cash prizes for awards, art is sold for the benefit of conservation efforts and art education.
  • Call to Artists: Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium
    April 29, 2016
    The City of Boynton Beach is hosting the 3rd International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Visit. All types of outdoor kinetic art forms are welcome. The artwork should endure the Florida outdoor environment for the year-long display. The artists may consider more than one artwork site or create a site-specific kinetic artwork installation. Sites can accommodate artwork up to 20ʼ x 6ʼ x 10ʼ (large pad) and 10ʼ x 4ʼ x 6ʼ (small pad). All cement pads are 6 foot square. Some are flush to the pavement, others elevated in landscaped areas. There is also an opportunity for kinetic artwork to be installed in large signature trees along East Ocean Avenue. The Avenue of the Arts stretches for more than seven blocks in the City’s downtown cultural district. Selected artwork will be displayed on lighted pedestals and included in the promotion, advertising and marketing of the year-long event. Each selected artist will receive $1,000.00 per artwork selected to cover delivery and installation of the artwork. Artists are responsible for the delivery, installation and loan of the artwork. The City can assist with this service as part of the stipend. All artwork is for sale with a 30% contribution to the Art in Public Places program. To see current artworks sited on the Avenue of the Arts visit www.BoyntonBeachArts.org and take the virtual tour. More information is here: www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org
  • Creative Clay is Seeking Teaching Artists
    April 29, 2016
    Creative Clay welcomes volunteers.

    Volunteer opportunities include:

    - Creative Clay Gallery Attendant
    - Creative Thrift Sales Associate
    - Studio Assistant
    - Events

    Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences.

    You can call Emily at 727-825-0515 if you have questions about our volunteer program, or visit creativeclay.org.

    Volunteer Orientation is held the last Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 1846 1st Avenue S.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    February 29, 2016
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers volunteer positions that are great for students, community service leaders and other arts lovers.

    For students and groups, a staff member will always be available to sign off on hours spent volunteering.

    A day spent helping out at the Morean Arts Center or during our events can pay off. You can meet new people, learn more about art and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Find out more at www.moreanartscenter.org/volunteer.
  • Dali Museum Volunteer Opportunities
    February 29, 2016
    The Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg offers opportunities to volunteer in guest relations, education, membership, marketing, operations, special events and more.

    The Dali seeks volunteers from all backgrounds. A background in art is not required for most volunteer opportunities. Training is provided and volunteers receive special benefits for their service.

    Find out more at thedali.org/get-involved/become-volunteer.
  • Volunteer at the Museum of Fine Arts
    February 29, 2016
    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg welcomes volunteers. A background in art isn't required for most volunteer service positions.

    Areas of opportunity include docents, family programs, membership, special events, community outreach, museum store, curatorial, visitor services and administration.

    Volunteer applications are accepted at all times. If the job you're interested in isn't immediately available, applicants are placed on a waiting list and contacted as positions become available.

    You can find out more and download an application at mfastpete.org/join/volunteers.
  • Volunteers Needed at Florida CraftArt
    November 9, 2015
    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete has many opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers help broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of art objects made by hand. In our galleries, visitors enjoy meaningful craft experiences and unparalleled aesthetic standards. As Florida's only statewide nonprofit organization exclusively focused on Florida's original fine crafts, we make a difference in the lives of artists. Volunteers are part of the heart and soul of our operation. You can find out more at floridacraftart.org/volunteer.
  • Professional Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    May 31, 2015
    Keep St Pete Lit continues their popular series of professional writing classes at the Morean Arts Center.

    February classes include sessions on Fiction, Poetry, Self-Publishing, Writing for Hire, Story Development and Screenwriting.

    Find out more and register online at: keepstpetelit.org/litspace/litspace-classes.